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  • It is difficult to access because of heavy swells, even during calm weather.
  • "Well, was it so big?" and she swelled herself out yet more. Cited from Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories, by Various
  • Thus, the entire food web swells as more resources are added to the base.
  • His arm swelled, and he suffered great pain till Saturday last, when he died.
  • Cloonfush has seen its population swell in recent years as many new houses have been constructed.
  • When the swell shades are open, more sound is heard than when they are closed.
  • They say her face is all swelled out -- that she looks an awful sight! Cited from Good Old Anna, by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • The Congress swelled from being a class party to a mass party.
  • He seemed to himself swelled all over his body. Cited from Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons, Fredrick Accum
  • She eventually returned to training but suffered swelling in her leg.
  • Brought down to cases, what that means is that you've got a bad case of swelled head. Cited from The Boss of the Lazy Y, by Charles Alden Seltzer
  • The men, too, were swells, or important in some way or other. Cited from Winnie Childs, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • I went just out of curiosity to see how the swells et. Cited from Winnie Childs, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • A swelled foot, at present, gives us a hope of this issue. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 6, ed. by Lipscomb and Bergh
  • His hand swelled up within ten minutes, but there were no other harmful effects.
  • For there'll be a few eyes closed up and swelled lips. Cited from Old Gold, by George Manville Fenn
  • However, when head swelling is prominent, children are taken at great expense for treatment.
  • By the end of the first day's teaching, the numbers had swelled to six students.
  • As the city population swelled, the apple trees were cut down and houses were built.
  • I thought you was the swellest hold-up man I ever met, that night out in the woods. Cited from The Daughter of Anderson Crow, by George Barr McCutcheon
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Meaning of swell

  • noun The undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
  • noun A rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
  • noun A crescendo followed by a decrescendo
  • verb Increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
    The music swelled to a crescendo
  • verb Become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
    The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son
  • verb Expand abnormally
    The bellies of the starving children are swelling
  • verb Cause to become swollen
    The water swells the wood